As the auction continued, the auctioneer on the stage said in a crisp voice, “The next item to be auctioned is a piece of Sun’s True Fire. Not long ago, the Sun Star in a Great Domain was extinguished. I’m sure many friends have heard that this Sun’s True Fire originated from that extinguished Sun Star.”
As she spoke, a maidservant walked up from the backstage with a round bowl in her hand. A faint flame flickered inside the bowl as heat waves swept out.
As soon as the auctioneer’s voice fell, the entire auction hall went into an uproar. Yang Kai could clearly feel powerful Divine Senses extending out from the private rooms to investigate the Sun's True Fire.
Yang Kai was also a bit surprised. He hadn’t expected that the Sun Star’s True Fire would actually appear here. After all, this place was too far away, but thinking about it, it wasn’t strange. Many people had obtained the Sun’s True Fire back then, and Wind and Cloud Auction House’s backer was one of the 72 Paradise, so it wasn’t strange for them to be able to obtain the Sun’s True Fire as an auction item.
However, Sun's True Fire was at least a Fourth Grade and there could even be Fifth Grade, so it was unknown what grade would be auctioned this time.
For example, Pei Buwan and Gongsun Hong were only Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage masters. A Fourth Grade Open Heaven material had a chance to create an expert on the same level as them, so it naturally attracted their attention.
Yang Kai understood that most of the items that had been auctioned before were items for people that had yet to condense a Dao Seal. The items that would be auctioned next should be things that people like him desired.
“Fourth Grade Sun's True Fire, starting price is one hundred thousand, each bid must not be less than five thousand!” The auctioneer smiled as she waved her hand.
As soon as she finished speaking, seven or eight people in the hall called out their bids, each one of them obviously eager to bid. Yang Kai was a little surprised. He had thought that the next auction would be reserved for the honored guests in the private rooms, but who would have thought that the guests sitting in the hall would also have the ability to bid?
However, their voices were quickly suppressed by the bids in a private room, “150,000!”
As soon as this price came out, the clamoring voices in the hall became silent.
For the materials of Fourth Grade Open Heaven, one hundred and fifty thousand was a normal price. In the past, in the Seven Skillful Land, Die You had told Yang Kai that a First Grade Open Heaven material was worth one thousand five hundred, a Second Grade material was ten times that of the First Grade, and a Third Grade was ten times higher than a Second Grade…
The Unsullied Golden Dew Yang Kai had bought at the Seven Skillful Land was a Third Grade material, so it had cost him fifteen thousand.
However, in an auction house, the price would naturally be slightly higher. If it was someone who didn’t lack money, it wouldn’t be surprising no matter how high it was, let alone a price of 150,000.
Sure enough, a voice calling out 160,000 immediately rang out from the other private room. These private rooms were all filled with famous figures from Star City. Who didn’t have a million Open Heaven Pills on them? All of them were Open Heaven Stage masters, so naturally they didn’t need Sun's True Fire, but they also had some junior disciples. It was rare for a Fourth Grade material to appear in an auction, so who would be willing to miss it?
The Sun's True Fire was highly sought after, and the customers in the two private rooms quickly raised the price to two hundred thousand. At this moment, the first private room to open its mouth had already become silent, clearly exceeding its bottom line.
It wasn’t that he couldn’t afford to pay two hundred thousand, but each Open Heaven Stage cultivator had to condense seven different kinds of Yin-Yang + Five Elements. If one set of materials cost two hundred thousand, that would be one 1.4 million, and at the last moment, he might not even be able to succeed. This price was not small.
“Shopkeeper Sun, thank you for letting me win,” A hearty laugh came from the second bidder’s private room.
Shopkeeper Sun coldly snorted but didn’t say anything.
“Drop the hammer,” the voice called out again.
The auctioneer smiled as she looked around and raised her auction hammer, “Two hundred thousand going once, two hundred thousand going twice…” As if she had been possessed by a ghost, she glanced over at Yang Kai, secretly wondering if this little brat would bid at the last moment. Just now, he and the other person had been in the limelight, and after the Great Dao Pill, the auction items had basically been bought by the two of them, leaving no room for others to interfere.
However, after calling out twice, Yang Kai didn’t seem to have any intention of bidding, causing her to secretly laugh, thinking that she was thinking too much. Since this person had bought a Great Dao Pill, it meant that he hadn’t condensed a Dao Seal yet, so what was the point of buying this fourth grade material? Even if he had a lot of money, he wouldn’t spend it like this.
“Three hundred thousand!” Yang Kai raised his hand.
The auctioneer’s hammer froze in mid-air as she stared in Yang Kai’s direction, causing an uproar in the hall.
Previously, when Yang Kai and Old Bai were bidding, although they had always won with absolute superiority, the value of the previous auction items wasn’t too high, and they were all fought over by a group of Emperor Realms, so in the eyes of truly wealthy people, they were nothing.
But this time, it was different. To suddenly raise the price by a hundred thousand… was he trying to make things difficult for others?
“Boy, which family’s disciple are you from?” The Open Heaven Stage cultivator who had bid two hundred thousand nearly died from anger as he stared down through the private room, thinking that this little brat was really hateful, giving him a surprise at the last moment. Was he intentionally slapping his own face?
“If you have no money to bid, then shut up. Why do you care which family I’m from?” Yang Kai didn’t even bother replying.
“…” The people in the private room choked, unable to say anything. He was a Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, so how could he argue with the Emperor Realm?
The young man in the front row once again turned to look at Yang Kai, his expression becoming even more suspicious.
The auctioneer was stunned for a long time before she recovered and laughed dryly, “Three hundred thousand once, three hundred thousand twice, three hundred thousand thrice!”
Without stopping, the auctioneer continued, “The next item to be auctioned is also a fourth grade material…”
“Three hundred thousand!” Before she could finish speaking, a voice called out from the hall.
Half of the auctioneer’s words were stuck in her throat, not to mention how uncomfortable she felt. She stared in Yang Kai’s direction, her expression somewhat annoyed as she thought to herself, What’s wrong with this guy? Can you at least wait for me to finish speaking? You don’t even know what material it is, yet you directly bid three hundred thousand? Are you crazy?
The entire hall, including the private room, was silent as everyone’s eyes were focused on Yang Kai. Luo Haiyi, who was sitting on the side, felt a chill run down her spine as she worriedly whispered, “Sir Yang, this price is too high.”
“It’s fine,” Yang Kai smiled.
“Do you have that much money?” At that moment, a voice rang out. It was the young man sitting in front of Yang Kai who was staring at him and sneering, “You bought so many things, do you have money to pay?”
He had come to the auction this time for the sake of the Great Dao Pill. Originally, he had hoped to bid for a group of pills, but after Yang Kai’s three attempts, he had lost all hope. Although Yang Kai had given him a chance, he still held a grudge against him. After seeing Yang Kai bid for so many things, he had always suspected that he was here to cause trouble.
Now, he finally couldn’t bear it any longer and attacked.
As long as he could prove that Yang Kai was really here to cause trouble, the Great Dao Pills he had bid for before wouldn’t count and he would still have a chance.
Thinking so, he immediately stood up and cupped his hands towards the auction stage, “Sirs of Wind and Cloud Auction House, I suspect that this person has malicious intentions and has ill intentions. I request to see if he has the ability to pay!”
“That’s right, this King also thinks so!” A voice immediately came from the private room where Yang Kai had outbid the Sun's True Fire.
“Good idea, this little brat really is a bit of a troublemaker!” The other private room also agreed. It wasn’t that Yang Kai had offended them, but rather that if they allowed him to continue acting so recklessly, they wouldn’t have any hope of winning the next auction. Who wouldn’t want to buy something for a good auction, especially when the next auction was all Fourth Grade and above Open Heaven Stage materials?
As soon as the young man in the front row finished speaking, many people in the private room agreed.
Inside Room A, Pei Buwan’s mouth twitched as he muttered, “This little brat has a belly full of evil tricks, how come I didn’t see it before?” At this point, how could he not know that Yang Kai was really here to cause trouble? He just didn’t know what kind of grudge he had with Wind and Cloud Auction House, to actually make a move at an auction, wasn’t that just smashing their reputation? How could he have a good ending?
This little brat probably wouldn’t be able to pass this test. Last time, although he had given Yang Kai a million Open Heaven Stage as a reward, the value of the items he was bidding for this time had far exceeded this amount. However, Yang Kai’s safety wasn’t something he was worried about. After all, he was a member of the First Inn. At most, he would be kicked out of the auction house and his reputation would be ruined in the future.
On the stage, the auctioneer looked towards a certain direction backstage, where a half-grown old man was sitting, his eyes closed and his head lowered since the start of the auction. This old man was not Yun Zhenhua, but he was still a Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage cultivator from Wind and Cloud Auction House. He was here to prevent anyone from causing trouble.
With so many people unanimously requesting to verify the funds, the old man’s voice naturally reached his ears. The old man slowly stood up and walked to the high platform.
Someone in the private room said, “Old Yu, I’ll have to trouble you to take action and see if this little brat has the financial ability.”
The old man frowned. In the past, there had never been such a precedent in an auction house. During the middle of an auction, the auction house would conduct a check on the price. After all, Wind and Cloud Auction House’s reputation was well-known, so no one dared to renege on their debt here. Everyone would act accordingly.
However, Yang Kai’s previous actions were truly suspicious. He also wanted to see what was going on, so he simply nodded and appeared in front of Yang Kai in a flash, nodding slightly, “Little friend, this way please.”
Yang Kai sat on a chair, his hands resting on the armrests as he looked up at the old man and grinned, “What? Is this how Wind and Cloud Auction House treats its guests?”
“Enough nonsense, hurry up and cooperate with Old Man Yu. You don’t look like someone with so much money,” The young man in the front row turned his head and shouted angrily. If Yang Kai really had so much money, he would have been invited into the private room a long time ago. Why would he sit with them?
A voice also came from the private room, “Little brat, don’t try to act mysterious and waste time. If you really want to cause trouble, this King advises you to stop and leave. At the very least, you’ll be able to maintain some face. If Old Yu finds out anything wrong, things won’t be so simple.”
TO BE CONTINUED...